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What Are Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Written by OmegaXL on May 12, 2014

Omega-3 fatty acids (also known as n-3 fatty acids) are polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) commonly found in cold-water fatty fish such as salmon, herring and mackerel. These fatty acids are termed “essential” because we need omega-3 fatty acids for numerous normal body functions, such as building cell membranes in the brain, but the body cannot